Donald Trump Hangs With Mike Tyson, Kid Rock & More At UFC 287

The former (and indicted) president made a surprise appearance during the Miami fight last night.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares

Former and indicted president Donald Trump popped out for a surprise appearance at UFC 287. Not only that, but the Miami crowd on Saturday night (April 8) went crazy when he came out with Dana White and Kid Rock. Also, a picture went viral online of the trio posing up with Mike Tyson, and another made rounds for No. 45 grabbing a bottle of Prime energy drink. Given that news of his arrest and not guilty plea rocked the news world, many wondered how he was able to get there in the first place. When you're facing accountability for your crimes and need a public boost in favor, all roads point to surprising a Florida sporting event.

Of course, this isn't the first time that people spotted Donald Trump at UFC events, to varying degrees of anger. For example, celebrities like Mel Gibson and Addison Rae showed him some love at UFC 246, with many particularly criticizing Rae for saying hi. On that note, he also faced a lot of protestors outside UFC 244 in Madison Square Garden, which didn't faze him at all as he attended the event. With that in mind, it's no surprise that Trump would want to greet fans yet again at the MMA brawl.

Donald Trump Pops Out At UFC 287 Amid Arrest

However, Donald Trump still has much bigger fish to fry. Recently, he responded to his legal troubles during a speech at Mar-A-Lago. "They can’t beat us at the ballot box, so they try to beat us through the law,” the 76-year-old said. “The only crime that I’ve committed is to fearlessly defend our nation from those who seek to destroy it. The criminal is the district attorney because he illegally leaked massive amounts of grand jury information, for which he should be prosecuted — or at a minimum, he should resign.

"In the wings, they’ve got a local racist Democrat district attorney in Atlanta who is doing everything in our power to indict me over an absolutely perfect phone call — even more perfect than the one I made with the president of Ukraine,” he continued. “Then you have a radical left lunatic, known as a bomb-thrower, who is harassing hundreds of my people day after day over the boxes hoax. This lunatic new special prosecutor named Jack Smith … others of his ilk say he’s even worse than they are." Hopefully his statements don't obfuscate the extent of his crimes for those still on the fence. Regardless, check back in with HNHH for more bizarre updates on Donald Trump.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.